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Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by PaulM1888, Jun 24, 2009.

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  1. Foley1888

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    I actually think we have done fairly well in getting some out the door since January who are unlikely to contribute either permanently or on loan and this has helped reduce a bloated squad. There are still a few more to go with the likes of Bayo and Shved both having been linked with moves and I suspect Ralston will be away before the end of the window.

    I am happy with the two deals we have secured so far but like others have said when was the last time we followed up on a good start to a window and had the players we need in place to give us the best chance of success in Euro qualification? I think we would be going back to when Lenny was here the first time.

    At CB in particular we are one injury away from playing a RB or CM at CB again. It is a position we really need to add some physicality too. Also Ajer being linked with a move away.

    At LB, Boli isn’t trusted and Greg Taylor is still growing into the role which is fine domestically but for CL qualifiers I do worry a bit. An option in this position is important.

    We are clearly seeking a new striker having been linked with a few. Our star player is being linked with a number of potential clubs with the financial clout to come in and make us an offer our board won’t refuse.

    Since Lenny came back in he has been linked with CMs from Turnbull to Wanyama last season, which makes you think he would like to shuffle our options there. This will probably depend on sales. We also have a 35 year old captain who is beginning to show signs of age catching up to him.

    Similarly due to injuries and a clear out we have few options on the wings at present. Two good first choices, and two exciting prospects, MJ being more developed than Dembele but having had his injury worries.

    I understand that other leagues have not long finished and the window is open until October but I would like to avoid us going out of CL due to not having given ourselves the best chance of qualifying.

    Also by the time the window closes we will have already played more than 25% of our league campaign and our next game will be against them. Therefore it would be good to have a settled first team with new arrivals bedded in and ready to contribute.
     
  2. jimbobers Gold Member Gold Member

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    Keep the faith brother, i think the level we were at last season was pretty decent , yes i wont be happy if we don’t get a decent cb in and maybe a left back but we have time , the huns always get players in early and hasn’t exactly worked out for them
     
  3. dbhoy72

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    Don't think he's as good as he's made our to be, but would run riot up here probably. I'd look at Ryan Fraser, it would take a big wage, but no fee surely comes into consideration.
     
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  4. McGrory1888

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    If it’s true that the only offer on the table is £50,000 a week from Crystal Palace then he’s certainly not as out of reach as it seemed a couple of months ago when he was apparently going to be offered £100k+ by the likes of Arsenal. He’s the type we need from the point of view that he can operate on either flank.
     
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  5. Jeremie Frimpong

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    Free agents who might be worth our consideration:


    Hart (33)
    Clyne (29) Garay (33) Ruiz (31) Novak (30)
    San José (31) Hendrick (28)
    Ibe (24) Stöger (26) Kılınç (25)
    Kruse (32)​

    Hart (Burnley)
    Clyne (Liverpool)
    Garay (Valencia)
    Ruiz (Beşiktaş)
    Novak (Trabzonspor)
    San José (Athletic Club)
    Hendrick (Burnley)
    Ibe (Bournemouth)
    Stöger (Fortuna Düsseldorf)
    Kılınç (Sivasspor)
    Kruse (Fenerbahçe)
     
  6. Jeremie Frimpong

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    If that figure is true, we should certainly test the water. Crystal Palace would be, at best, a sideways move for him.
     
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  7. Noskeil

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    Go to Palace and be well paid or come to Celtic and be adored by the fans, win leagues, European football every season, and still get an obscene wage.

    Football players really do make me scratch my head.
     
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  8. StPauli1916 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Yes you are remembering it wrong. No it did not happen.

    We didn't have any zero attendances and plenty of folk went to exactly as many games as they do now. In fact I can't think of any of the Celtic fans that I know personally that didn't go during the Ronny seasons.
     
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  9. themouth1888

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    So we never closed part of the stadium? Must have imagined that.
     
  10. CountyDownFaithful

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    Strikers we have apparently bid for/being in talks with:

    Toney
    Ajeti
    Fletcher
    Taylor

    Why have we not got a deal done for one of them yet? I’d actually be ok if none of this was in the media but it is, and it’s making us look amateurish. Jumping from one target to the next.

    STs sold out, merchandise records broke, not many people asking for refunds on missed games, the fans have backed the club to the hilt. It’s about time the club showed they mean business and acted with conviction.
     
  11. Leone Naka Fan

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    I want a CB in, not a striker. We have goal-scoring midfielders and wingers, but very few natural CB-s.
     
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    I’d like to see us look more at the young French/European market instead of English based players. I know Lennon has always preferred that but as a club we’ve had so much success with these players I think it’s a better road to go.
     
  13. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    Would'nt be surprised if we announced a CB out of nowhere... weird there's barely been a link though. Hopefully someone experienced and bring in the boy Ryan Porteuos from hibs, i think that boy could be an international regular in a couple years, far more about him than that caravan McKenna imo..
     
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  16. bhoy_wonder Gold Member Gold Member

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    Seems too much to ask for both what a shambles
     
  18. CountyDownFaithful

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    Is he 6ft 2in? He's listed online as that but never looked that tall when I saw him play

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  20. CountyDownFaithful

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    That’s a decent shout to be fair. Need someone who is ready for the here and now but also brining in a prospect like Porteous and letting him learn off the likes of Jullien, Elhamed etc can only benefit his development.

    We need 2 CBs IMO - not that the Huns are the benchmark by any means but they have 5 CBs and we have two. We are clearly under resourced in that position.